Scott did not mention one thing. The CA compliance for trucks going in or out. You better make damn sure that your trucks have the compliance page for the emissions control act. ANY broker form ANY company in ANY state, or ANY truck going in or out of CA from now better make sure the truck is compliant. If you live in ANY state and you have a truck going into CA, if you don't make sure he is compliant, you will be fined. The trucking company MUST have the paper that says he has done the testing and is compliant.
This is not a joke at all. The truck can be detained at the border, his product confiscated and the brokerage house that hired him will be fined heavily. It is going to cause a huge ruckus for quite a while until people realize CA is serious about this. We will not be doing CA freight until everything is ironed out. It is just to risky and we will not put our Brokerage at risk for cheap produce.
Every one that is in the freight industry knows about CA produce, it is cut throat and cheap. The trucks know EXACTLY what the rates are and you finagle around all day trying to find a truck to make a couple hundred bucks if you are lucky. There are huge brokerage houses that have most of it tied up anyway. Go find freight that is easier to move and you can actually make some money.